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crime. >> kelly: thank you. meanwhile, overseas in france, a court striking down a 75% income tax rate on its richest citizens, saying it's excessive, unfair and unconstitutional. the ruling is a big blow to the president who had promised during his campaign to raise taxes on the wealthy. katherine field is a correspondent for global radio news and joins us live on the phone from paris. thank you for joining us this evening. so what kind of blow is this politically to france's president? >> it's an embarrassing blow to him. he had made this tax rate hike a key platform of his manifesto. he said it would be a tax that would be france's rich helping the nation during harsh economic times. also the fact, this is thrown out by the constitutional court on a technicality. it was deemed to be not fair because it would be applied to individuals rather than households. so it looked as though the governed had been lobbying how it put the bills together, rushed it through parliament and put it before the constitutional court. is so it made everything look too fast and shabby. kelly. >> kelly: kat
to open a new chapter in relations. but for that to happen, france first needs to apologize. >> we want him to make a step, a concrete step towards repentance. there is no more hatred anymore. algeria is virgin territory industrially. today, france sees a chance to strengthen its economic ties with algeria because the stakes are so high at the moment. >> more than 3 million people of algerian origin live in france. many have dual citizenship. they make regular trips across the mediterranean, their cars piled high with goods bought in french shops. about halfway between paris and algiers, this gives a sense of how close the countries are, but the relationship between them is complicated. the french occupied algeria 132 years. for them, it was more than a colony. they considered algeria to be part of france. the war for independence was long and bloody. more than 1 million people were killed, both algerians and french. this person was born in algeria. so was his father, grandfather, and his great-grandfather. he and his family fled as refugees in 1962. he says the french built by jerry it
on wednesday. residents are also dealing with freezing temperatures. france has sent troops to the central african republic to protect its embassy after protests outside of the compound. they accuse the former colonial power failing to stop the rebel advance. they threw stones and tore down a flight at the embassy. our west africa correspondent is following the course -- following the developments. >> france has always maintained a small military presence in the center african republic, which has a history of coups,. . because of the rapid advance of the coalition for the capitol, a lot of people demonstrated today and said france should be intervening to help stop the rebel advance. hundreds of youths protested in front of the french embassy, demanding that france intervened. they threw stones at the building. toward down the flag. they insist they cannot intervene. they say talks must be held and they have now deployed about 30 soldiers around the embassy to secure the premises. >> to be clear on who has the upper hand, the rebels have the upper hand on the ground. >> it is clear that th
france should give itself more leeway to meet mission targets. the company's 3% of gdp with more pressing -- than cussing excess from public finances. the imf has warned against more tax hikes warning these could further restrict growth. he says it's built a bit of momentum, but still needs to do more. >> france has to reform. france cannot -- that can avoid reforms. it can be again reforms which might be different. but we need to reform. let me say that from that perspective, the recent decisions going the right direction and i think that the government has understood the need to help companies create jobs. so what is important is that this momentum is there going forward. i mean, the momentum, positive momentum regarding the negotiation between the trade unions and the corporate buddies to give more flexibility to the labor markets, to give the ability for corporates to adapt more quickly. it's very important that the government complies with reducing the budget deficit and reducing public spending. we have too high level of public spending. and if you reach the level of taxes is too hi
for using performance-enhancing drugs. armstrong was stripped of his tour de france titles and sponsor contracts worth 15 to $18 million. biggest loser. >>> okay. best politician. >> wisconsin governor scott walker. he put through his right to work laws. he didn't want a recall. he was an inspiration for republican governors. it's a move gone all over the country. >> best politician bill clinton, who in a single speech at the democratic national convention injected energy and enthusiasm into the voters. >> herman cain was the leading republican contender. however, he was also the worst politician, but i'll get to that later. >> i had a long shot in naming chris christie because he firmed up his base in a democratic state. and i think at a time when the republicans now are seeing a resurgence among their moderates. i think in the long run he may prove to be the big winner of the year. >> these are all very interesting choices but they are all domestic. the best politician of 2012 was german chancellor angela merkle. she had to walk a tightrope between her german voters who do not favor
to france and the u.s. for help against a rebel coalition that has vowed to topple his government. france has declined to intervene against the rebels who have already taken several towns and are now advancing on the capital. >> heavy snow has paralyzed large parts of eastern canada. in montreal, traffic came to a virtual standstill. police are telling people to stay at home, as some areas are expected to receive almost half a year of additional snow. well, we are going to a short break. after we come back, we will look at europe's crisis year 2012. >> we will find out how it will be a year to forget for one of germany's top swimmers. stay with us. >> welcome back. in just three days' time, we will be seeing up the old year and welcoming in the new, but before that, we will be taking the chance to reflect on some of the main events of the task 12 months. >> in europe, it was all about the debt crisis. greece and spain were the worst hit. >> eventually, it was the european central bank's controversial bond-buying program that manage to come down the markets -- calm down the markets. >> ger
france and the united states to help repel rebels advancing from the north. fighters began their counters last week. but france already has 200 troops in the country. but it's refusing to use them to help the government. >> people there are calling for help. they want france to intervene, demonstrating outside the embassy. but no one can step in. >> generally speaking, ifer there, it's not to protect a regime but to protect our citizens and our interests. the rebels call themselves the coalition. they once belonged to armed groups that signed a peace accord in april 27, in exchange for financial support. five years later, the firefighters say the government has not honored the due they have been marriaging towards the capital to meet their demands. >> the situation is calm because we've been through this cycle several times before. >> the firefighters have advanced rapidly since launching the current offensive on december the 10th. they've captured four capitals, including the mining hub and just on tuesday the western town. they're reportedly close to the capital city. fearing an all-out
demanding that the rebel alliance and hostilities and calling on france to deploy forces to defend them. they fear the capital could fall within days. 600,000 people live in the capital and they are vulnerable. >> we have suffered a lot because of the war. the people have suffered a lot and seen many atrocities. >> i'm scared of war. nobody wishes for war in any country. everybody wants peace rather than war. >> the regional neighbors agreed on friday to dispatch a contingent of soldiers to intervene in the fighting. representatives from the 10- nation economic committee of central african states were not able to say how many troops would be deployed or when it would be sent, but diplomats agreed that time was running short. >> we want to go quickly but also correctly. because of that, we have met the rebel movement and the general also spoke to the army coalition to make sure that things go well and fast. >> the french president pled for international help from his colonial masters in france. the government forces in paris insist they are in the country to protect french interests and
, he had been governor of virginia, ambassador of france, secretary of state, vice president of the united states, member of the congress. author of the decoration of independence. it's one of the few people in english history have been evaluated or inspected as closely as thomas jefferson was before he became president of the united states. people were looking at him and saying this is the guy we want. this is the person who should be president. >> host: the opponent said this isn't the guy we want. it was a close election. >> guest: it was. it was a strange election. >> host: it was strange election. it was hard fought. he had a lot of animation. you're saying, i guess what you're really saying is that both the supporters and the opponents knew who they were talking about. >> guest: partly that. what i'm saying is that especially when parties become ideological. any democrat is going different from any republican or any democrat is going different from any federalist. if you're measuring individual leader impact you shouldn't measure the democratic you should measure agains
situation. one part of europe is doing very well. germany, france, northern europe, generally speaking. italy, spain, portugal, greece and ireland, hungry are in terrible shape. serious terrible shape. and because some folks don't pay attention to numbers, here's a chance for a statistic to help. students of mine, professors who came to the united states to study the universities where i taught. now professors at the university of acton, major universities increased. today their salaries as we speak are 40 percent less than what they were in may of 2010. try to imagine yourself in a job that you've kept in which the money you get every week is 40% less. police, fire, school teachers, social workers, you name it. .. governments in france and germany have been very frightened since they too are facing an economic crisis and they too are trying to solve it by making demands of their people to pay for something we come in to. they have chosen to use a very dangerous strategy particularly warm germany and the strategy goes like this. we the government are your friends, you the german workin
're the only country that does it, let's be like france, greece, and spain and not have one and get to the cliff-- >> a quick reminder, by the way, adam of the 16 trillion dollars of debt that currently is on the table for the united states. 6 billion of that debt, neil, has been put on the books under president obama's watch. >> 6 trillion. >> 6 trillion. we're talking about adding on to that. where is he he coming up with the numbers? which economist is he citing and where are the polls-- >> warren buffett said earlier in the week it's not about economics it's about making people feel good. -- let me stop a second. did you say where he does he pull these numbers out of. >> seriously, seriously. >> neil: i wanted to make sure i heard you correctly. talk about a pain in the gas. the price is record high this time of year and we're getting new proposals to hike gasoline prices to pay down the debt. where will it go. the gang from forbes is on that. that's at the top of the hour. forget having the in-laws over for dinner, more families are shacking up together. young, old and everyone
france's foreign minister calls time. japan's conservative party returns to power crushing its opponents. and the web site which reveals just how heavily london was bombed in world war ii. thank you for joining us. heavily-armed police have evacuated a church where mourners had gathered in at the wake of the u.s. school shooting. president barack obama is preparing to travel to midtown -- to newtown to console the families of the victims that include 20 children. john, what do we actually know right now about this threat? >> i am not sure that i would make all that much of it. i am afraid to say that bomb threats are a way of life in this country when there is a major and national story on. people tend to take it upon themselves to do this kind of thing. nonetheless, this is the catholic church behind me and there was a service going on on sunday morning when the world's media count out outside, including al jazeera english, so people running out looking quite frightened. we're told there was a bomb threat. we have pictures of this. you can see from these pictures the police an
'reilly factor. >> greg: coming up, homework is punishment. leigh it up to france. which is a country. apparently they say homework punishs the poor kids and helps the rich. dana will explain it next on five five. if you leigh now she will eat an entire beret. ♪ ♪ is what drives us to broadcast the world's biggest events in 3d, or live to your seat high above the atlantic ocean. it's what drives us to create eco-friendly race tracks, batteries that power tomorrow's cars, nearlyndestructible laptops, and the sustainable smart towns of the future. at panasonic, we're driven to make what matters most better. just another way we're engineering a better world for you. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort individualized. this holiday season, give the gift that's magical: the innovative airfit adjustable pillow at special 30
to france. which is a country. apparently they say homework punishs the poor kids and helps the rich. dana will explain it next on five five. if you leigh now she will eat an entire beret. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> bob: what is that lang snack >> dana: french, bob. what kids do not complaint about having too much homework, except for me because i loveed it and i would make up assignments for myself. >> dana: did you make your own homework? >> dana: i did. >> greg: there is something wrong with you. >> dana: many parents think homework have gotp out of control. the french president proposed homework banned for younger students. eric, bob, only two with children. good or bad idea? >> eric: want me to go first? >> bob: sure. >> eric: the second worst idea he has come up with. the first was a 75% tax on his people. this is the second worst idea. i will tell you, i am very proud of my son who is a high honor roll student who does homework every night. it study with him on tests. that's why the scores are up. you stop doing that. they play games. the video games are enormous. stay with the home
diversity, but also to signal to our european friends, our latino france, we are ready to help lead this state. and helped change the conversation and not only celebrate diversity, but use diversity for our strength. that is our strength. i want to signal to you, let's come together, let's use this opportunity to make sure we can celebrate our strength throughout the state. i also want to welcome carmen chu. thank you for joining us. we can really celebrate and we can bring this state for because i know -- he does not want to be alone in san francisco suggesting change. nobody wants to be alone. all of us can contribute to a more positive outlook on life. guess what -- when we look at where we came from, when we look at the parents that brought us here, the generations before us, we learned a great lesson. we learned lessons they faced, there were struggling to get past the barriers of discrimination. past the barriers of economic privilege, past the barriers of the new immigrants to this country. they forged ahead. some of us aren't new generations, the generation of kids i want to
earners leave the country? sounds extreme? that's what's happening in france. the socialist government imposing a 75% tax on numbers higher than 1 million euros and stealth -- wealthy people are moving out of the country. good evening, sir. well, france, some people are fleeing to avoid the tax it's not illegal. but sens a message. >> it certainly does. it shows you that when government tries to increase income through the obvious measure -- let's raise tax rates on the richest people, the richest people don't like that. france's evidence, anecdotal, you have the actor who is moving out to a belgian town that is now a colony for french exiles. he is fleeing that 75% tax. the former ceo of loriele and a ceo giant. and it used to be that retirees would leave, after their kids haveh grown up and left home. but now it's young, dynamic millionaires, leaving france, in their peak earnings period. there is even harder evidence of the impact when you try to soak the rich. it showed up this week in britain. >> greta: in what way? >> well, britain, one year ago, basically, they had 16,000 filers
quarter. the eu, banking -- things like nap but, again, still down. >> not great news for france if we start to look at some of the indexes. there's a lot of focus on this economy. >> exactly. and the weakest spots, given that it's the second largest economy. now, we did see that return to growth for germany, which is a positive and will be a good gain forward. but say order box, very weak. demand, very weak. business confidence very weak and this is going to be hitting activity indicators going forward. >> even though the manufacturing side of it disappointed, the services was stronger. while services is a big part of the economy, it's where we're trying to see the rebalancing in the german economy happen. from that point of view, probably a rather encouraging development. >> it is interesting. it's also very exportwise. what we saw on these numbers was german exports falling sharply again. and this is just signaling that global economic conditions, soft patch very weak, particularly for the region -- i'm sorry, within the eurozone itself. >> and it's consistent with the weakening glo
cementmaker dipped to restructure its european operations. they could put charges of over 500 million francs. carolin has more out for us out of europe. >> hey, ross. let's take a look at the market reaction. initially, the reaction on the markets is quite subdued. now accelerating its declines, off by 7.1%, the second worst decliner on the market. let's come back to holcim. it is responding to the sluggish construction environment in europe and that is why it's restructuring its european operations. it is taking a $440 charge on write-offs for property plan and equipment. on top of that, it sees an additional 1100 million swiss francs in costs for the fourth quarter. so the overall hit to the fourth quarter will be 500 million swiss francs. it does say that the rebound will save around $120 million swiss francs annually. but overall, analysts are surprised about the size of the additional write-offs that will be booked in the fourth quarter. but holcim is trying to reassure investors this morning, saying there is still potential for a dividend payout for 2012 but that decision will be taken
will flee if you tax the rich. and happening in france. he's leaving and headed to the tax haven belgium. for those pagan losers still paying half-- >> and help me out. i don't want a flu shot either. ♪ lso likes to ride her bike. she knows the potential for making or losing money can pop up anytime. that's why she trades with the leader in mobile trading. so she's always ready to take actn, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >> oh, the millionaires tax is costing france one of its finest actors, gerard depardu is leaving france, where taxed at 75% rate and he's moving to belgium and the tax rate there is only 50%. i'm trying not to laugh, charles, go. charles: one report said up to 300,000 people may leave and only impacts up to 30,000, if you're next, drama
.k. or to france. a hat tip to the "new york post," owned by the parent company of the network. she was trying to audition by fundraisers and glossy spreads in the magazine. what do you think? quid pro quo? >> dana: yeah, i do. she is an accomplished woman. if you have a movie made that says you're the devil you'v youe something. >> greg: they made one for you. >> dana: i'll reserve comment whether she deserves it and would be a good ambassador. we talked about this eight months ago with a big event here. someone slipped it out she would love to be the u.k. ambassador. i think it could happen. >> andrea: do you think it's real or her floating her own name for job? >> greg: i would like to send her away. england sent us victoria beckham. six-figure exchange program. i could have used another word but decided to be clean. she tells an assistant to float it and it helps her keep her job another year. >> eric: last year we did the same story. >> andrea: this is the same woman that did the glossy spread on bashar assad, the syrian dictator that murdered all the people. great judgment, don't you thi
justices in the land would take that sort of activist role and you mentioned france, dan, that's scary. the back drop of this whole presidential year is europe. we know where the path leads. and the turmoil and welfare states and how unsustainability and the high unemployment that comes with them and that was the back drop of our presidential campaign. >> paul: okay, the voters said, yeah, we're going to keep moving in that direction, kim. i mean, how, what do you think the electorate is here, behind the choices that jason just suggested they might be? >> barack obama won this election by very effectively making this a referendum about his opponent, mitt romney. so if you went out and you asked most americans, do you think barack obama did a great job in his first term? do you want significantly higher taxes? do you want the government to do nothing about spending? are you happy with obamacare? most would say no, but in the end the choice was between a president who said things aren't great, but i'm still going to try to make them better and a guy he painted as not having a plan and no
, but that does not mean we should repeat. tavis: the u.s. has been guilty of it as well. >> france, england, germany, the u.s., of course, even the soviet union. >> -- tavis: that is my point. everybody seems to be guilty of that over the course of history. i am glad you took a question. what does africa have today that the rest of the world does not prove >> -- does not? >> some possibilities. some structures of spirituality, and i emphasize that, spirituality which is not aggressive. decimating a culture, which christianity is guilty of. islam is guilty of. a tolerant spirituality. in the new world, in brazil, where african religions co have it and become -- where they cohabit. this is a lesson for some of the so-called world religions. they have taken joy in decimating humanity tavis: -- and decimating humanity. tavis: i raise this question. just like china, the world power now advancing in africa, the catholic church has found africa is a place that is very fertile. what say you about the catholic church all of that continent? they are getting new converts daily, hourly. >> a bit more s
hikes, europe's grand experiment with taxing the rich more is falling apart, especially in france and britain. and here at home, california and new york are passing through the 50% tax rate barrier. is anybody looking at how tax hikes fail the test of economic growth? >>> back here in the u.s., could it be michigan which used to call itself the worker's paradise union state is now moving towards new anti-union right-to-work legislation and it looks like it's going to pass? but first up, budget talks resume between speaker john boehner and president obama today. with just 25 days to go, let's keep tabs on where we stand. reports of a conservative backlash against speaker boehner simply not true. he has the solid support of his leadership and the rank and file. but there is concern among some in the gop that they are at risk of becoming the party for rich people while president obama and democrats stake their claim on the middle class. and my tax rate flexibility with higher -- here's what the president said earlier today. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevent pr
. she was a very famous philanthropist in france after world war i, and what she did was she legally adopted an entire village from the french government in the northeast of france. it was a leading -- legal, binding document. and she rebuilt it after the war. the french were going to abandon this village. they considered it so hopelessly bombed by the germans. and belle came in, she took it on, and it exists to this day because of her. and she was this larger-than-life figure. you know, she called the president of france ray ray, she had nicknames for everyone, and she signed her letters with oceans of love, she wore this fabulous hats, and she was very handsome and had this extraordinary, commanding presence is and worked with the french government to rebuild their country. and i wondered as i began to look into her life what would compel this woman, then in her 50s leading a very comfortable life, to become so passionately involved in resurrecting a devastated village? >> well, rewind. when she was 7 years old, the village which she was born in, skinnerville, was destroyed in a fl
. >> juliet: president obama continues to push for tax hikes on the rich. and france lost a bid to raise taxes and he want today raise to 75%. now, there weren't a lot of people he was focused on, really not that much money, he was going to raise, but the fact is he wanted the french judicial council, however, said it would have been excessive and unconstitutional. joining us-- >> sorry, dave. >> dave: and for tax foundation from the heritage foundation. >> juliet: good morning, curtis. >> good morning. >> dave: what's the deal here, the decision made is not unconstitutional, but bottom line, bad for the economy? i think we can learn from this? >> that's right, the court has bailed them out. and the tax increase, 75% rate was going to really damage the french economy. the french economy's already strugglingling and adding on the economy would be worse. >> i'm looking at it, expected to be a temporary two year measure and affect 1500 people and raise less than 661 million dollars. >> but the revenue we brought in, and what it would have done, it would have reduced the incentives, and working an
of "vogue" is in the running to be president obama's next ambassador to france or to britain. she helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his re-election. so what might happen when high fashion meets high-wire diplomacy? abc's david wright. >> reporter: she's a woman renowned for exquisite taste and withering looks. the inspiration for meryl streep's character in "the devil wears prada." >> you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i think that depends on what your -- >> no, no, that wasn't a question. >> reporter: a portrayal anna wintour may not have enjoyed, but she told barbara walters she respected it. >> did you recognize any part of yourself? >> well, i'm a very decisive person, so if meryl seemed somewhat strong, i respect that. >> reporter: she is the single most powerful woman in the fashion industry. her influence felt not just on the runway but in the shopping malls too. as the documentary "the september issue" revealed, the editor of "vogue" doesn't mince words. >> i feel it's quite one-dimensional. >> reporter: she raised millions for the president's re-election.
. at france it starts at 25 per good european court of stice added on another to give a workers the right to to a vacation to over or give back. >> for instanceused the for two weeks for your christmas holiday and use brain drain goldnd the last eight-- you are laid up that means they automatically go into your sickly youth then you could have the vacatiodo over to make up for those days tha you weren't that sec or hurt. john: if you say i have they cold? they have to give you that back? >> if it is dead doctor's note too say she got the sniffles so she will need another sen days of paid vacation. john: italy first. if you start a business and keep it small, up that 10 workers you have some flexibility but number 11 1/2 to have the self assessment outlying every possible health and safety hazard? >> yes. we're not just talking about heavy machinery but how you deal with specific stress with your age, gender, a doctor, the overwhelming majority of italian workers work with 10 or fewer employees. john: number 16 employee you have to have you representives that is entitled to paid leave? >>
to get some blood flowing through body. >> burger king is trying to again win over tastebuds in france after a 15 year absence from the country. the no. 2 burger and the world open a branch at my size airport over the weekend. love bird king is taking another chance at the market after close its nearly 40 locations in france back in 1997 saying sales report. it's also planning a second location in the country in 2013. that one will be in reims in the champagne region. >> don't call them freedom fries (laughter) concerns about the fiscal cliff going on the market the dow it's closer to the 13,000 mark. we will be back. a reminder that the new year's live is starting at 1130. ♪ thousands of people gathering in san diego watch the 16th annual wiener schnitzel wiener at nationals. h-out race on a 56 ft. track for a thousand dollars prize and the title fastest wiener dog. oscar a. braun bounce up from tucson arizona was the winner. preparations are underway for the famous new year's eve ball drop at times square in new york city. workers installed waterford crystal triangles on the ceremo
firmer agt the dollar. this is bank of france governor says the city of london should no longer be the main trading hub. is he whis links in tling in th is it doable? >> i think if you look at the figures they speak for themselves. at the moment 40% is actually this london compared to maybe 3% in france, 2% in germany, and it's not just that london dominates, but that the long term trend is actually away from france and germany and towards london. so a tough challenge for the ecb. >> so even if eurozone banks -- i suppose can they lean on eurozone banks to move their trading floors to paris and frankfurt. i don't know. >> that's true. and the fact is with currency, it's not just about trading the euro, it's what you trade on the other side, as well. london is the center for fx liquidity. that's the way it is. so the direction of things is not favoring anybody moving their trading floors towards mainland europe. >> fair enough. so what happens to the euro? we're sort of near a range high here at the moment. and how much problems are there going to the at 1.3050? >> it's an intere
in swiss francs. but because we are, again, operating in so many countries, having local costs, local currency costs as well as local currency revenues, we don't have any dilution of our profitability because of the strength of the swiss franc. so, actually, the more the swiss franc appreciates, you know, it has absolutely no effect on our profitability. it has an effect on the translation standpoint that it's stronger on the basis. >> okay. some interesting points. i think what's interesting is when you come here, we got a meeting today, kelly, of the account and they're going to approve pakistan later. but working on the bits of the doha rounds. one of the things that's going to be interesting is particularly the supply chaines and global exports. that's one of the things they think they can get pretty good progress on. for example, good at a port. why does the kaber have to be held up for sort of a week or two weeks and not put straight into the country? a lot of international countries saying that's a bigger hit on earnings than 1% or 2% in duty. it's getting this in the increasin
to an absolute tax revolution in a country like france, doesn't it? >> well, i think it's a big departure from french people, and overall population for sure. and a real tax revolt would be for them to kick, you know, the people who govern them and have been for all of these years out of power and actually truly market oriented. stuart: are you french? >> yes. you're speaking in terms of free markets in france. >> yeah, imagine that. stuart: wait a second, prime minister hollande, the prime minister for six months or something like that, the guy who instituted the 70% tax. >> he campaigned on it. stuart: and people voted him in. >> the irony, the 75% tax rate is called a patriot, you know-- which made me laugh because the french are everything, but patriotic. stuart: and you've got people like depardu leaving and people are saying he's a hero for leaving, and not paying the patriotic tax, that's a repudiation of the tax and repudiation of the socialists? >> it could be. remember, like he's not the first one to leave. so first left-- before that. >> and he went back after years and moved his--
-care system. >> you did a calculation that showed a health care system, the best in europe or france or germany, we would have no deficit in the baby boom demographics. >> everyone else -- canada is a single payer system but not socialized medicine. medicare for everybody. and is complicated. but it is a mixture of public provision, public health insurance but much heavier hand of government, the same cost as the canadian system but spectacularly good outcomes relative to anybody and britain has a system which is pure socialized medicine and the outcomes are a little better than ours. the cost is 40% better. all of these, if we were able to emulate these things we would be able -- our budget problems would be gone -- and it defies -- one of our two presidential tickets, the signature proposal is to take one of the parts of the system that works pretty well and privatize it. [talking over each other] >> let's make sure nobody gets to do what i did as governor of massachusetts which is privatize medicare. privatize and underfund which is incredible. it is a rejection of both theory and
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that there was someone there... that's an amazing thing. ♪ >> sean: millionaires tax is costing france one of its fails actors. it started when he announced he will bid adieu to his french citizenship and move to belgium to escape the burdonsome tax rates. a million euros are taxed at a 75% rate that. didn't sit well with the french prime minister, who blasted the actor, calling his decision, unpatriotic and pathetic. the french actor has fired back, chastising the prime minister saying, i don't want expect to be pitied or praised, but i reject the word pathetic. he said, we will no longer have the same country. i am a true european, a citizen of the world and i hand over my passport and my social security card -- which i have never used. joining me with the author of the joy of hate, a new york times best seller, greg gutfeld. how are you? >> good to see you? >> what's going on? >> same old thing. hanging out. >> sean: congratulations on the good book tour. he's my favorite french actor. my favorite frenchman at this point. >> so you are devastated? >> sean: no. it's interesting. they thought, they we
,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. >> and a glass agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. >> drivers to toyota because floor mats for getting stuck, causing their vehicles to accelerate. >> under the agreement, toyota will a solid brick override system. >> the company will also set up a fund of to a $1 million to compensate former toward your honour'toyao ota owners whd their cars at a reduced the a because of the negative publicity. >> >> will come belcome back. the e is 4:15. >> christmas is behind us now be wondering what to do with your christmas tree. >> and san francisco it is a quick restart very second. >> for two weeks after that, the city will become
king is trying once again to win over tastebuds in france, after a 15 year absence from the country. in the world open a branch at the more silas' airport over the weekend. >> bringing it in another chance the market average closed nearly 40 locations in france in 1997 cells were poor. >> it is also planning a second location in the country in 2013. >> a slight increase in brighgas prices. >> the average price for a gallon of gas regular gas is $3.62 in san francisco. >> in san jose $3.53. and $3.52. in oakland. the average across california $3.54. >> and a reminder of the bay area favorite way bring in new year is always with kron 4. the biggest partisan spectacular fireworks will be on kron for new year's live show. it's hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich . kron fours news live start at 1130 on new year's eve. >> welcome back the time is 4:14. >> there is plenty of snow off to the side in the lake tahoe area. resort are reporting lots of fresh powder. we are talking feet of fresh powder. and outlets and by three has also been downgraded from and several to moderate. >> i
magazine editor anna wintour oz our next u.s -- as our next u.s. ambassador to the u.k. or maybe to france. white house with press secretary jay carney defended the idea, insisting that nondiplomats like ms. wintour can make good envoys. >> what qualities does the president look for when he's going to pick an ambassador? an important ally like france or the u.k.? >> you know, i think that the president in all of his personnel appointments looks for talent, wisdom and character in his appointees, and he would do that regardless of the position. >> is it important for a diplomat to be diplomatic? [laughter] >> one of the, i mean, another way of addressing that is to answer the question there have been enormously effective diplomats in this country's history who have not necessarily risen through the diplomatic corps. we had one of the greatest diplomats of his generation pass away not long ago, richard holbrooke, and i think everyone who knew him or sat across from the table from him would agree he was not by anyone's traditional definition particularly diplomatic. >> no. but he was also a b
is trying to get charges in france drawn-out bear. there are charges that he was linked to a prostitution ring. he will try to get a judge dismissed those charges. it is an extraordinary case and we do not know what happened that morning in that hotel room in manhattan where she says she was assaulted by dominique strauss-kahn. he says it was a consensual encounter. we do not know what happened. we do know that to completely different lives were completely turned around. >> ok. thank you very much. you are watching "bbc world news america." could not in the dna of cancer patient helped generations of people? and you project of britain is counting on a to do just that -- a new project in britain is counting on it to do just that. share prices in italy have fallen sharply as investors reacted to in the news that mario monti intends to resign. berlusconi hopes to stage a comeback. >> stormy political weather ahead for italy. suddenly, mario monti is on the way out. there will be early elections and berlusconi is reaching for power again. on the markets, there is deep unease. they're like the
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